The Cognitive Science Behind Learning

CLO Magazine

There are levels of analysis; neural is one, but the next level up is the cognitive level. That’s where most of the important implications come from, as well as the social level above the cognitive. The Cognitive Umbrella.

Situated Cognition In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know


In this article, I’ll shed light on the situated cognition theory, from its core principles to tips that will help you use it in your next eLearning course. Situated cognition is based on the idea that learning is most effective when it is in context.

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Pedagogy of Learning Design: Fostering Critical Thinking Skills with Cognitive Presence

InSync Training

In this post we''ll explore cognitive presence and roles we play on the critical inquiry path leading toward higher levels of learning. Fostering Critical Thinking Skills with Cognitive Presence.

Learning’s Role in Innovation

CLO Magazine

Provided that learning and development leaders could and should have a central role in innovation, what is the chief learning officer’s responsibility? Appropriately reconciling roles will be a critical determinant of success. What is L&D’s Role? The world has changed.

The Top 3 US Brain and Cognitive Science University Programs


From marketing to education, neuroscience, cognitive science, and behavioral experts are in high demand in the corporate world. Universities across the country are rising to the occasion by offering programs that focus heavily on behavioral and cognitive science.

From novice to expert

Learning with e's

The role of stronger, or more knowledgeable learners within a learning community (e.g. a student cohort) can be extended by encouraging them to scaffold weaker, or less expert learners, to encourage and lead, in a kind of cognitive apprenticeship.

Top 5 Performance Support Apps for Learning Designers


That’s why Instructional Design Guru defines terms from Instructional Design, Cognitive Psychology, Social Media, Multimedia, Technology and Law. THE QUOTE: “ Instructional Design is complex and overlaps with many fields.

How to Integrate Social Learning in the Workplace

Origin Learning

For example, Albert Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory stresses the importance of observational learning, imitation and modeling to learn certain behaviors. The role of instructors and technology must be outlined to transform the work environment and reach a (defined) desired future state.

Taxonomy of Learning Theories

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s important to note that Social Learning Theory now extends beyond the behaviourist domain to encompass cognition, particularly through the work of Julian Rotter and Albert Bandura. . Cognitive load . Academia is teeming with learning theories.

Conflict resolution

Learning with e's

In this post, we continue to explore Festinger''s work, this time focusing on his theory of cognitive dissonance. Festinger called this phenomenon cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance is essentially a theory of motivation through conflict resolution.

The Shoemaker’s Children – How Travel, Training and Social Learning Expand Your Mind


It is this relationship between space, emotion, memory, and cognition that I explore today. These cognitive tasks are accelerated and enhanced through the development of better and better mental maps in the hippocampus. “ The shoemaker’s children always go barefoot.” – Proverb.

Digital Assets Creates New Role for L&D Pros: The Content Curator

ATD Learning Technologies

“Curation will play a major role both in the way we teach and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic,” adds Robin Good, who has a chapter in the ATD Press book. The volume of information being created is increasing faster than we can make sense of it.

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Mind technology

Learning with e's

The tools I use are a kind of mind technology, a means of extending my cognitive capabilities, enhancing my thinking, memory and recall. It would take me a lot longer though, and I would have to divert more cognitive energy away from the core stuff.

Accessibility Expertise: Determining Where It Belongs in Elearning Development

The Learning Dispatch

Building accessible online courses requires specialized skills—but do all accessible elearning development skills reside in a single role? For More in this Series, Consider… The Importance of Using Roles When Developing Learning. The SME Role in Course Development.

L&D's Role in the VUCA World: Part 1

ID Reflections

Here, I will explore the role of L&D in the VUCA ( volatility , uncertainty , complexity and ambiguity ) world.

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An Exuberant discovery for Lonely and Stressed-out eLearners

Vignettes Learning

When students are engaged and motivated and feel minimal stress, information flows freely through the affective filter in the amygdala and they achieve higher levels of cognition, make connections, and experience "aha" moments. Synthesis: Loneliness is inherent in traditional eLearning.

Role-playing Scenarios Liberate eLearning from the “Page-turner” Box: Intoxicated Guests by Seung Youn (Yonnie) Chyung, Valerie Gardin, Aly Summers and Kate Aument

Learning Solutions Magazine

Scenario-based learning and integrated branching strategies may support transfer of higher cognitive learning outcomes. associated with problem solving, decision-making skills, or work-based practice. In this article, you will find an example of. scenario-based learning applied to training restaurant personnel to deal with a situation with a high emotional component. Design Strategies Development Strategies Immersive Learning Rapid Development Training Strategies

Game Element: Fantasy

Kapp Notes

” The article reminded me of some work I’ve done recently in looking at the role of fantasy in learning and why fantasy is not just a learning technique for kids but for adults as well. But perhaps fantasy of children, and adults, plays a more powerful learning role than we know.

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Game-based meta-cognitive coaching

Clark Quinn

Many years ago, I read of some work being done by Valerie Shute and Jeffrey Bonar that I later got a chance to actually play a (very small) role in (and even later got to work with Valerie, definitely world-class talent). What naturally occurred to me was that you could put the same sort of meta-cognitive skill tutoring in a game environment, as you have to digitally create all the elements you’d need to track anyways for the game reasons, and it could be a layer on top.

Bloom’s Taxonomy and Learning Games

Knowledge Guru

Use Bloom’s Taxonomy to help you craft your objectives and accurately assess what level of cognitive skill learners need to use to produce your goal. The revised version flips the final two levels and uses different synonyms to describe the lowest level of cognition. Cognitive Skill.

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15 Websites to Source Images for E-learning Modules [Infographic]

CommLab India

Images play an important role in conveying information and engaging learners in eLearning courses. They make explanation simple, complement onscreen text, and reduce cognitive load. But obtaining the right pictures can be a difficult task, especially for specialized subjects.

Bandura’s Social Learning Theory

Kapp Notes

Bandura’s social learning theory indicates the effectiveness of human social models in influencing another to change behaviors, beliefs or attitudes, as well as social and cognitive functioning. In social-cognitive theory, the essential components of learning are: Behavioral model Reinforcement of the model Learner’s cognitive processing of the modeled behaviors. Promoting motivation with virtual agents and avatars: role of visual presence and appearance by Amy L.

70:20:10 and the Learning Curve

Clark Quinn

However, I was reminded of Fits & Posner’s model of skill acquisition, which has 3 phases of cognitive, associative, and autonomous learning. My colleague Charles Jennings recently posted on the value of autonomous learning (worth reading!),

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

Monday, May 21, 2007 Learning Styles as Fortune Telling My research into understanding the role of learning styles in e-Learning continues. 5 Myths About Rapid E-Learning Learning Styles Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representa.

Cognitive Load, Rorschach Test, Classrooms, Design, & Coffee

Big Dog, Little Dog

The Many Faces of Cognitive Load Theory - ASTD. Cognitive load theory has been used to generate a wide range of instructional procedures, some of which are summarized here.

Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

How much project management falls under the role of instructional designer? Psychology, cognitive science, graphic design, usability, and other fields also overlap with instructional design. The range of roles and responsibilities is pretty wide.

Instructional Games and the Added Element of Fantasy

Designing Digitally

In Malone’s view, there are two main reasons that elements of fantasy are beneficial to a learning game: cognitive and emotional. Visual imagery plays a powerful role in memory and recall of information.

Introduction to Microvideo

Visual Lounge

Cognitive Load. For a microvideo to be effective, there must be a reduction in cognitive load for the learner, which is the amount of information being processed by the brain. To reduce cognitive load, images and sound consumed through the eyes and ears contain no incidental media.

Cognitive Load Theory Coming Under Withering Attacks

Will at Work Learning

Here are some recent criticisms of Cognitive Load Theory: -- Ton de Jong says: What has cognitive load theory brought to the field of educational design? The three main recommendations that come from cognitive load theory are: present material that aligns with the prior knowledge of the learner (intrinsic load), avoid non-essential and confusing information (extraneous load), and stimulate processes that lead to conceptually rich and deep knowledge (germane load).

Benefits of Scenario-Based Learning

Experiencing eLearning

The learner assumes the role of an actor responding to a job realistic situation. learning best takes place in the context in which it is going to be used, and situated cognition, the idea that knowledge is. Why are scenarios effective for learning?

Scenario-Based Learning in Higher Ed

Experiencing eLearning

A reader asked a great question about the role of scenario-based learning in higher education. For example, in this social psychology course, students were placed in the role of Director of Operations.

Fresh thinking in learning and development - for members only

Clive on Learning

I have been moaning for years about the quality of training for new workplace learning professionals and the over-reliance that is placed on out-dated pop-psychology and pseudo-science - not least learning styles and NLP.

Microlearning Madness: 25 Great Resources

Knowledge Guru

Micro-learning: Its role in formal, informal and incidental learning Sahan Chattopadhyay, ID and Other Reflections ( Link ). The MicroLearning trend: Accommodating cultural and cognitive shifts – Jeff Fernandez, Learning Solutions Magazine ( Link ).

The changing skill set of the learning professional

Clive on Learning

Or they could be cognitive – our ability to write poetry, perform mental arithmetic, fix faulty equipment, solve crossword puzzles or program computers. The analysis that follows defines three skill areas, each encompassing four roles. Skills define us.

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Engagement: A Critical Element in Learning and Gamification

Kapp Notes

While this seems straightforward, most students are used to playing passive roles in the classroom and not being engaged during the teaching process. Mode 1: Cognitive interactivity or interpretative participation.

Emotions And Learning: Part I

The eLearning Coach

Emotion and Cognition. The idea that emotion and cognition are opposing phenomena comes from a long philosophical and scientific tradition. We now know that emotion and cognition are dynamically intertwined and interdependent in terms of both neurology and psychology.

A framework for content curation

E-Learning Provocateur

Instead, its role is to be funny, fascinating or otherwise engaging enough to pull the learners in. Essentially this means putting the topic into context for them, clarifying how it relates to their role, and explaining why they should bother learning it.